The Miami Herald Profiles Gramps Bar in Wynwood
Sean Bennett, who lives and works on Miami Beach, doesn’t venture onto mainland Miami often. But he recently found himself at Gramps, a new bar in Wynwood.
“You just can’t find places like this on the beach,” Bennett said. “It’s nice to finally discover a place in Miami where you can find a nice local crowd that is interesting and you can actually talk to.”
In recent years, Wynwood has slowly evolved into a destination where locals who eschew the velvet ropes, dress codes and expensive bottle service of Miami Beach and downtown Miami clubs come to hang. Venues like Electric Pickle and Wood Tavern have found success capitalizing on the allure of Wynwood’s fashionable grittiness.
Kareem Tabsch, owner of the popular Wynwood theater O Cinema, says Gramps is a “perfect and welcomed addition” to the neighborhood and says it is one in a recent trend of businesses in the area that are creating a shift similar to that of New York neighborhood SoHo.
“Like SoHo, Wynwood has moved from a community of solely art galleries and studios to a true arts and entertainment district where visitors can take in art in our galleries and collections, stunning street murals and a fantastic mix of restaurants, coffee houses and bars,” Tabsch says.